P.M. writes to Minister of Audit Office
Auditors at times show off and are high minded.
These words were uttered by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, in a letter dated November 2, 2018 to the Minister of the Audit Office, Sala Fata Pinati.
In the letter, Tuilaepa initially commended the Minister for the work conducted by the Audit Office so far, in completing the audit reports on numerous government ministries as mandated by the law.
“However, there is one issue the Ministries are complaining about is that numerous issues addressed in management letters have already been addressed,” a translation of Tuilaepa’s letter reads.
“However, the same issues are outlined in the reports submitted to Parliament, making it seem like the Ministries did not address the said issues.”
The Prime Minister told Sala to address the matter with the Audit Office.
He said the issue reminded that “it takes one dead fly to sour good oil.”
“This is not a new issue,” Tuilaepa said.
“However, continue to address it with the staff with the consideration that the actions of one or two staff members will tarnish the hard work by the entire staff.
“The duty of an Auditor in totality can easily turn one to be conceited and high minded, yet you, as the Minister and the Auditor and Chief Comptroller will carry the curse leveled by the government staff in its entirety,” wrote the Prime Minister.
The following is Tuilaepa’s letter in Samoan:
2 Novema 2018
Hon. Sala Fata Pinati
Minisita ole Ofisa Su’etusi Sili
Pule Sili, Ofisa Su’etusi Sili
Fa’amalo mo galuega lelei o lea ua matauina lava ma le toto’a le tele o Matagaluega ma Fa’alapotopotoga ua mae’a ona su’eina latou tusi e tusa ai ma aiaiga o latou Tulafono Fa’avae.
Tasi le vaega o lo’o i ai la latou fa’asea e fa’apea ole tele o mata’upu sa laga e management letters ua uma lava on tali ma fa’amanino a o lea lava o lo’o toe aumai i lipoti ile Palemene ona e foliga ai lea e leai se gaoiiga na faia i fa’asea sa laga.
Se’i toe silasila ane i Vaega ia ona o itu tonu ia e taunu’u ai manatu fa’atupu manatu ole Tusi Pa’ia- e tasi lava le lago mate ae ma’imau atoa ai le suau’u manogi.
E le’o se mea fou itu ia ua laga atu. Talanoa pea ile aufaigaluega ia tautuana ma latou vaega ia ina ia le lapelapea ai se galuega lelei sa fa’atinoina ele to’atele ona ose sase a se to’atasi po’o se to’alua.
Ole galuega fa’asu’etusi i lona natura aoao e televave tele ona oso ai le loto fefete ma le mitavale. Ae amo ai e lau afioga ile Minisita male Pule Sili le fetu’e male fa’amalaiaina ele aufaigaluega atoa ale malo.
Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi
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